GENUKI is a genealogy web portal, run as a charitable trust. Its aim is "to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland". The name derives from "GENealogy of the UK and Ireland".
Content[edit | edit source]
It hosts a large collection of pages with genealogical information covering England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The emphasis is on primary sources, or means to access them, rather than on existing genealogical research.
Structure[edit | edit source]
GENUKI has a well defined structure: it contains information that is common to all the British Isles, common to each country, each (historic, ie pre-1974) county and then to each town or parish. The contents and site map illustrates this structure. For many locations, a description is quoted from an old (and therefore out-of-copyright) gazetteer.
|Almanacs||Archives and Libraries||Bibliography||Biography||Business and commerce records|
|Cemeteries||Censuses||Chronology||Church Directories||Church History|
|Church Records||Civil Registration||Colonization||Correctional Institutions||Court Records|
|Description and Travel||Directories||Dwellings||Emigration and Immigration||Encyclopedias|
|Jewish History||Jewish Records||Land and Property||Languages||Law and Legislation|
|Manors||Maps||Medical Records||Merchant Marine||Migration, Internal|
|Military History||Military Records||Minorities||Names, Geographical||Names, Personal|
|Naturalisation and Citizenship||Newspapers||Nobility||Obituaries||Occupations|
|Officials and Employees||Orphans and Orphanages||Pensions||Periodicals||Politics and Government|
|Poorhouses, Poor Law etc||Population||Postal and Shipping Guides||Probate Records||Public Records|
|Religion and Religious Life||Schools||Social Life and Customs||Societies||Statistics|
|Taxation||Town Records||Visitations, Heraldic||Voting Registers||Yearbooks|
In some instances GENUKI pages include actual information, but more often they provide links to sources of information, either as online links or by providing information about hard copy publications or repositories. As GENUKI is maintained solely by volunteers, the level of detail varies in different parts of the site.
Copyright[edit | edit source]
Most of the site is copyright, without any "free" use licence. Nothing can generally be copied to any website. There are small exceptions, exemplified on the http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/conditions.html page in the paragraph headed "Three exclusions".
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- GENUKI Home Page
- Plymouth, Devon (example town page - no separate subpages for churches etc)
|This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at GENUKI. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.|